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Police investigate early morning downtown assaults

Pictured above is the sketch of the suspect  for the assault on Calhoun Street on Jan.  21 at 2:15 am. Pictured above is the sketch of the suspect for the assault on Calhoun Street on Jan. 21 at 2:15 am.

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston Police say they are currently investigating three assaults that occurred between Jan. 21 and Feb. 1 on Bull Street, Calhoun Street and Vanderhorst Street in Charleston.

According to investigators, there currently is not any evidence to connect the incidents, however the assaults appear to have similarities.

The police want to make the public aware of the assaults and ask that anyone with information about these incidents call the Charleston Police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

The first incident happened around 2 a.m. on Jan. 21 as the victim was walking on Calhoun Street near Pitt Street. She was approached by an unidentified white male who struck her in the face and fled the area in an unknown direction.

Police describe the suspect as a white male, between 5'10" and 6 feet tall with a medium build.

The second incident occurred around 3 am on Jan. 21 on Bull Street as the victim walked on Bull Street towards Pitt Street. She was approached by an unknown white male who punched her in the face and knocked her to the ground.

The victim described that suspect as a white male, between 5'8" and 6 feet tall and with short brown spiked up looking hair.

The third incident happened around 1:30 am Tuesday morning while the victim was walking on Vanderhorst Street. According to investigators, the suspect struck the victim in the face and then sexually assaulted her.

The victim described this suspect as a white male, between 5'7" and 5'10", weighing between 150 to 170 pounds, with short hair. 

Charleston Police say they are actively engaged in the investigation of these incidents.

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